Thursday, August 21, 2014

My PoOl SidE Fun

This is how I spend my alone time.
I slip on my cute bikini and sunnies.
The pastel colors and shine are prime.
I try to look as cute as fluffy bunnies.

I don't care if it's too fancy for my pool.
The neighbors are sure lucky to see.
Worrying about what others think is not cool.
I just love the sun shining on me.

BIKINI: Minty Jungle
PURSE: Minty Jungle

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Diet Cokehead

The hot summer's sun-rays leave me thirsty.
What is it that I crave for?
A coke, of course, but it's packed with sugar firstly.
So what is it that I score?

A diet coke! Thank goodness.
But doesn't that now make me a diet cokehead?
Well, getting quenched is serious business,
and thats why I have a smile that can't be misread.

TOP: 24hrs
SKIRT: Minty Jungle
SOCKS: Pop Killer
PURSE: Minty Jungle

Tanabata Matsuri

There's a reason why I find summertime the most favorable out of all the seasons.
Besides the warm weather that I love, summer brings nights of sparkles and magical sensations to life.

A Japanese tradition called the Tanabata Matsuri, meaning "Star Festival," is one of those magical summer moments. On the seventh day of July, a wish is written on a piece of embellished paper and then tied to a tree. 
The meaning of this tradition derives from an old Japanese fable. 

I was happy to take part in this tradition since I was holding many wishes in my back pocket.
They were all just waiting to be swept away from me and into the starry sky.
Luckily, Little Tokyo provided the chance for locals like me to partake in the wishing.

Now what's a festival without food?!?!
Festival foods are usually my first motivation for going out….I won't lie. 

The yakisoba looks goood.

I couldn't help but buy those imagawayaki. It was so fluffy, sweet, warm, and freshly cooked.

Okonomiyaki is one of my favortie Japanese street food.

Besides the street food, I am still on my quest to find the best ramen shop in LA.
MEN-OH was next up on my list (convenient because it is in Little Tokyo.)

chicken karage & Tokushima bowl (pork bowl)

Tokushima Ramen (tonkotsu)

spicy tonkotsu ramen
The verdict:
This place is currently on the top of my list!!! The tonkotsu broth was very rich in flavor, and the noodles had great texture.
The pork bowl was disappointing on the other hand.
Yet, the chicken karage was definitely the BEST I'VE HAD!!!!

Last on the agenda was watching the Little Tokyo Nisei Parade.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Daisy Bell

Daisy Daisy,
Give me your answer do!
I'm half crazy,
All for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'll look sweet on the seat
Of a bicycle built for two !

This chorus from "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre written in 1892, is an popular classic song that has been brought back to life by my favorite artist Mark Ryden

The top that I am wearing reminds me of the most recent art exhibition he had titled "The Gay 90s West." The theme of his art pieces all centered around the repetition of the chorus from "Daisy Bell." He collaborated with many singer such as Katy Perry and even Weird Al (so random) and had them cover the chorus for his show. 
His creepily cute approach to all of his work makes me obessed.
I still can't get over the fact that I missed the art gallery held at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles though TAT

TOP: Nasty Gal
SHORTS: American Apparel 
HEELS: Deandri

Photos by: Joshua Dearing 
Make-up by: Yukina Mitsuhashi